With goalscoring proving to be a problem for Southampton in recent seasons, there’s still every reason for confidence when it comes to Danny Ings and Che Adams really finding their form when the September international break is over, but I can’t be the only fan who would love us to discover the next Rickie Lambert given all he achieved during his time at the club.
The modern day legend may have sullied his relationship with some when he moved onto Anfield and became yet another member of the first team who switched to Liverpool during that exodus, but there will definitely be plenty of fans who didn’t begrudge him the final payday nor the potential for silverware.
Speaking to the Official Site (via the Daily Echo) recently, Lambert again looked back on his time at the club and he spoke in glowing terms about former manager Mauricio Pochettino as he felt he was the ‘best’ manager he worked under, but he also spoke about his goal against Manchester City as being the best moment of his career.
At Southampton, he certainly had plenty of achievements to choose from!
“Scoring the goal against Man City and running to the crowd, without a doubt. I was so angry to be on the bench because I was so looking forward to playing in the Premier League – it meant so much to me over a build-up of ten years. To finally explode in one moment, run to the crowd and celebrate with my teammates was absolutely incredible. That beats the promotion to the Premier League, which would be second. There were a lot of people who doubted me in the Championship, let alone the Premier League, and didn’t think I would score. I was desperate to prove people wrong, so there were so many feelings going through me at that moment.”